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Breyer's Now Has HFCS

The problem with refined sugars in today's marketplace is that they satisfy the craving for sweets too cheaply and abundantly. The same kind of sugar used consciously, in moderation by an individual isn't the same as the overloading of products with sugars, salt and cheap fats to make up for the fresh, perishable,flavorful or more costly ingredients mass marketers don't want to spend money to include. HFCS is cheaper at least partly because of subsidies. It has saturated the food supply, along with outrageous amounts of salt. Our tastes and health are thrown out of kilter when we stray too far from a healthy diet. The details may be different from person to person, but your body will know if you're feeding it well or poorly. A sugary treat now and then may as well be high quality because cheap sweets all the time will cost more added up anyway. The less processed the better. Breyer's used to be my favorite brand because it was made of all real, simple food ingredients at a reasonable price. It was around for about 150 years or so. Money ruins it for the masses again as the multinational takes over each small competitor. Too bad most people are to busy to make ice cream a few times a year.

Jan 24, 2013
bluealbanyslip in General Topics

Breyer's Now Has HFCS

About a year or so ago, I bought a doppelganger carton of Breyer's vanilla fudge. It looked and scooped differently, but I didn't think much of it. I took a bite and spit it out. Something was wrong. It was no longer ice cream. I grew up with this product, and was disappointed when they added tara gum. It wasn't as good, but ok occasionally. When I looked at the box of what I thought was vanilla fudge ice cream to find that it was Frozen Dairy Dessert and full of stuff I don't call food, I returned it and wrote a letter to the manufacturer. It is Breyer's in name only, and is owned by Unilever, a huge multinational. I told them how they had degraded an honorable name, tried to fool people by using the same looking box, blah blah blah... so they sent me a coupon for a free Breyer's product. One day my grandson wanted chocolate, vanilla and strawberry, which is still an ice cream product, so I got some with the coupon, but I'll never buy their product again. I wish everyone would write to them, and stop buying their inferior product. At least they could have the decency to charge less for the imitation "ice cream".

Jan 23, 2013
bluealbanyslip in General Topics

Tramontina TriPly quality issue (scorching at the inner seam) -- has anyone seen this?

I'd return that unit for a replacement, based on my experience with the product. I use these pots and pans every day. I boil water on high heat sometimes. I can't compare to other high end cookware, but they seem to heat evenly, retain heat well and clean up beautifully. You may not feel that you can trust this company, but manufacturing defects happen, and this seems like an isolated example. Maybe, if you contact the manufacturer they can tell you exactly what caused the problem, and if they care about their reputation they will want to know about and make good on a defective item. You're lucky this happened on the first use. I've had these from 12/2011. I'd be pretty unhappy if they failed this way after 13 months, or ever for that matter, but it would be hard to get restitution at some point. At least you won't have a problem with that aspect.

Jan 14, 2013
bluealbanyslip in Cookware

Tramontina TriPly quality issue (scorching at the inner seam) -- has anyone seen this?

I bought Tramontina tri-ply pots and pans, probably about a year ago. I've had no problems. I just looked inside the 5 qt. pot with a flashlight and don't see a seam.

Jan 13, 2013
bluealbanyslip in Cookware